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Shooting victim dies

James Stewart, 30, died Saturday afternoon at a Savannah hospital after he had been shot Thursday, according to Liberty County Sheriff Steve Sikes.

June 07, 2014 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Alleged shooter denied bond

Marquana Adale Jasper, who is accused of shooting a man Thursday, has been denied bond.

June 07, 2014 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Gas leak briefly closes part of Veterans Parkway

Construction crews hit a gas line Friday afternoon around 5 p.m. near Veterans Parkway in Hinesville. The northbound lanes of the road were closed for about 30 minutes while the line was repaired. The strong smell of gas drifted toward Oglethorpe Highway, but it remained open.

June 06, 2014 | By Lewis Levine Coastal Courier correspondent | Public Safety


Shooting victim found in ditch

A Gum Branch man suffering from a bullet wound to the head was found in a ditch Thursday night near the intersection of Elim Road and Highway 196, according to Liberty County Sheriff Steve Sikes.

June 06, 2014 | By Lewis Levine Coastal Courier correspondent | Public Safety


5-car crash causes 84 traffic jam

A five-vehicle crash on Oglethorpe Highway in Flemington late Wednesday afternoon caused a major traffic jam at the height of rush hour.

June 06, 2014 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Liberty County Sheriff's blotter for June 5

Here are some of the recent reports filed by deputies with the Liberty County Sheriff's Office:

June 05, 2014 | Staff report | Public Safety


Long law focusing on driving safety

The Long County Sheriff's Office and the Ludowici Police Department have stepped up patrols and road stops in recent weeks to support the Governor's Office of Highway Safety's Click-It-Or-Ticket campaign and Summer HEAT initiative.

June 05, 2014 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Public Safety


Hinesville PD blotter for June 4

Here are some of the recent reports filed by Hinesville Police officers:

June 04, 2014 | Staff report | Public Safety


Liberty's chief deputy attends safety training

Liberty County Sheriff's Office Chief Deputy Jon Long was one of 160 law enforcement officers at the Georgia Sheriffs' Association 2014 Command Staff Training Conference last month in Hall County.

June 03, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Public Safety


Captain D's patron hits eatery with van

An elderly disabled veteran who had just placed his order at Captain D's drive-thru in Hinesville struck the building Monday evening, closing the eatery temporarily, according to Hinesville Traffic Accident Investigator Richard Boucher.

June 03, 2014 | By Lewis Levine Coastal Courier correspondent | Public Safety


Hinesville PD blotter for June 3

Here are some recently reports filed by officers with the Hinesville Police Department:

June 03, 2014 | Staff report | Public Safety


Auto strikes restaurant, gas leak closes it

An elderly, disabled vet, who had just placed his order at the drive-through at Capt D's in Hinesville, struck the building with his vehicle, closing the restaurant temporarily.

June 02, 2014 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Liberty County Sheriff's blotter for June 2

Here are some recent reports filed by deputies at the Liberty County Sheriff's Office:

June 02, 2014 | Staff report | Public Safety


Man wanted here arrested in Statesboro

STATESBORO - A man whom authorities say was wanted for offenses ranging from probation violations to selling marijuana in several counties was arrested Thursday after officers responded to a large gathering of people at The Cove apartments, according to the Bulloch County Sheriff's Office.

June 02, 2014 | Staff report | Public Safety


Officials encourage preparing for storms

In a way, talking about hurricane season in Georgia is like crying wolf. Or beating a dead horse. About this time each year, public safety officials warn the public to prepare for hurricane season.

June 02, 2014 | Jeff Whitten Correspondent | Public Safety


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Man shot in Richmond Hill parking lot

A man was shot around 2 p.m. Wednesday afternoon at the Suites at Station Exchange parking lot in Richmond Hill.

August 20, 2014 | Staff report | Public Safety


Police officers apparently prevent suicide

Recent reports with the Hinesville Police Department included one of two officers, veterans themselves, talking a soldier out of committing suicide:

August 20, 2014 | Staff report | Public Safety


Robbery charges added in Lake George assault

The two people who allegedly stabbed a Lake George man Sunday night now face burglary and other charges, according to police.

August 20, 2014 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Downed power line starts fire in Ludowici

Smiley Elementary School was briefly evacuated around 2 p.m. Tuesday when stormy conditions caused a tree to fall on a power line outside the school. The downed line started a small fire in the woods and caused a surge inside the school, which knocked out power and caused the fire alarm to go off, according to Superintendent Dr. Robert Waters.

August 19, 2014 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Man stabbed in Lake George Sunday

The two people who alleged stabbed a Lake George man Sunday night have been charged with aggravated assault, according to police.

August 18, 2014 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Liberty County Sheriff's blotter for Aug. 18

This are recent reports filed with the Liberty County Sheriff's Office:

August 18, 2014 | Staff report | Public Safety


Long Co. wreck injures four

A wreck Thursday night at the intersection of Rye Patch and Wilkerson roads in Long County sent four people to the hospital, according to Ludowici/Long County Volunteer Fire Department Chief Richard Truman.

August 15, 2014 | By Mike Riddle Coastal Courier correspondent | Public Safety


Hinesville PD blotter for Aug. 15

Recent reports filed with the Hinesville Police Department include:

August 15, 2014 | Staff report | Public Safety


LCSO blotters for Aug 13

July 21: Disorderly conduct, criminal trespass - On Live Oak Road in Hinesville, people gathered in the complainant's yard, threatening to beat up her daughter. She said that they have done this twice. A woman the complainant knew came to the door both times and knocked aggressively. She even came to the door with a hoe in hand, wanting to fight the complainant's daughter over a man. When asked to leave the property, the woman refused. However, the suspect said the daughter came to her house earlier to talk to the man, and the woman only came to the ...

August 13, 2014 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Firefighters work for access to hydrants

During a semi-annual fire hydrant testing period and several fire-related incidents, members of the Hinesville Fire Department recently reported increased obstruction of fire hydrants.

August 13, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Public Safety


Reward offered for information about fire

The Georgia State Fire Marshal's Office is offering a $10,000 reward for the arrest and conviction of the person or people involved in a suspicious fire that broke out in Walthourville the morning of Aug. 6 and destroyed an unoccupied home.

August 13, 2014 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Fun, learning at Hinesville Night Out

National Night Out recently was held in Hinesville, featuring music, dancing and fun while addressing the serious question of how to fight crime.

August 12, 2014 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Long County Night Out growing

Long County held its annual National Night Out on Thursday at the Long County Recreation Complex.

August 11, 2014 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Public Safety


Hinesville PD blotter for Aug. 11

Recent reports filed with the Hinesville Police Department include:

August 11, 2014 | Staff report | Public Safety


Flood watch cancelled

The National Weather Service has cancelled a flood watch for our area that was orginally set to go through tonight.

August 11, 2014 | Staff report | Public Safety


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